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Delta Islanders get back on track with big win in Langley

Junior B Tier One Lacrosse League team avenges tough loss four nights earlier for second win on the season
The Delta Islanders rolled to a big road win over the Thunder in B.C. Junior B Tier One Lacrosse League action on Tuesday night at the Langley Events Centre. Gary Ahujla Photo

A trip to the Langley Events Centre proved to be just the tonic for the Delta Islanders to snap out of their early season slump in the B.C. Junior B Tier One Lacrosse League.

Devin Virk scored four goals while Ryan Roberts had a six-point night, including a pair of tallies, as the Islanders ended a six-game losing streak with a dominating 16-5 win over the hometown Thunder on Tuesday night (May 23).

The same two teams had met three nights earlier in Ladner where Langley overcame a 5-0 first period deficit to hand the hosts a 9-8 defeat.

There would be no such comeback in the rematch as Delta took a 5-3 lead into the first intermission and outscored the Thunder 11-2 the rest of the way, including six unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes.

JJ Milne and Nico Medd also enjoyed productive outings with a goal and four assists each. Turner Anderson added four points, including a pair of goals. Rylan Weisbrod scored twice with singles to Zack Milne, Sebastian Miles, William Bocolos and Dryden Murrell. Kaden Ward got the win in net with 34 saves.

The Islanders (2-6) return to action on Friday when the Port Coquitlam Saints visit at 8:30 p.m.

Junior A Islanders

Meanwhile, a busy holiday weekend for the Delta Junior “A” Islanders saw them play three games in as many days, coming away with a 1-2 record.

The hectic stretch started in Port Coquitlam on Friday (May 19) where the first place Saints smothered Delta’s attack in a 10-4 loss. The hosts broke this game wide open with seven unanswered goals in the second period. Keegan Kozack had a pair for the Islanders while Trase Recsky was excellent in net making 53 saves as the Saints enjoyed a 63-46 advantage in the shot department.

Twenty-four hours later, the Islanders rebounded on their home floor with a 15-5 win over the Langley Thunder.

Silas Richmond led the way with five goals. Kozack had three goals and two assists, while Ben McDonald and Connor Bouma each had two goals and four assists. Calum Munro scored twice and Jake Young rounded out the scoring. Noah Dibattista got the win in net.

The Victoria Shamrocks then made a Sunday afternoon visit to Ladner and defeated the hosts 10-5. McDonald scored twice and sits second in league scoring with 33 points in seven games.

The Islanders (2-5) are back in action Saturday night (May 27) when the Coquitlam Adanacs (5-2) visit Ladner at 7 p.m.